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One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...
The two anime are extremely similar in a countless number of ways. The characters in both animes are well developed and both leave you with a feeling of desperation due to, for lack of a better term, incredible suspense. While Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica shines a new light on your stereotypical magical girl anime, angel beats is a breathe of a fresh air. The characters, plot devices, and drama are more than enough for me to make the claim that if you like one you are bound to like the other.
These are one of those animes that you can't really understand a lot until like the last episodes. But its one that you can't stop watching the drama and past stories. There darker and darker every episode and really awesome. In the end of the stories I can't even say its an exactly happy endings. But its a satisfying ending and not really a cliffhanger.
Although these two shows are in different genres--Madoka is a magical girl show with a twist, while Angel Beats is more of a supernatural drama--when you set aside the comedy in Angel Beats for a moment, these two shows have some similar plot details. Both shows feature a character that stubbornly tries to protect the ones important to her even when that means defying the rules of their world. Both discuss fate. Both feature girls with extraordinary powers. Both feature characters struggling through despair and trying to find meaning in their lives. Both shows seem to be "moe" shows on the surface but have well-written stories that use moe tropes well. And both have rays of hope in the midst of the darkness. Madoka's probably darker overall than Angel Beats, but both have a similar feel for me, and I think fans of one will enjoy the other.
Well these animes aren't exactly similar but they both share extreamly similar main characters that are so imortant to their respective series that I'm sure if you liked one you would like the other one as well.
two mysterious girls:
Homura AKEMI from Madoka Magica
Tenshi from Angel beats
Don't want to ruin the story of either but chances are you'd know how they are similar from episode 1 anyway if you watched either show.
They are both made out to be the villan erly on in their series and slowly progress into a trustable zone as the true villian comes to light.
They also share a very similar personality that often sparks my personal interest. Confident, dark and short on words. and they are both the most bad azz characters in their shows.
So yeah the shows aren't exactly the same (though they both hang on supernatural occurrences) I belive the strengh of these characters are enough to make both shows equally enjoyable.
Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?
Both have a fantastic kuudere character. The story is basically about the story of the characters life.. Some thing may not possible to happen but both still worth to watch.. People who do love a genre of "slice of life" is a must to watch this anime
Both anime series consist of romance and a mix of comedy. The main character in both series are portaryed as the "normal" character that finds other''s actions to be odd.
These are two incredibly beautiful stories that have you emotionally moved throughout the entire show. Though Angel Beats has less Romance than Sakurasou, they are both very strong Dramas that never mention filler (ever, seriously) and fill in all the blanks with well done comedy and adventure. They start a little light hearted with some comedy and happy backstory but get into the thicker story fairly quickly. Both of them also take place in their own little worlds (be it figurative or not) so you get very comfortable with the setting. Angel Beats is my number one favorite anime of all time, and Sakurasou is right there with it. Both of them are absolute must watches for any Drama or Romance fan.
Both of these animes feature very likable casts amidst a sea of quirky comedy and impactful melodrama that will tug at the heartstrings. Each cast of characters struggles to come to terms with who they are and treats each other like family, with Angel Beats centering around death and Sakurasou around jealousy and perseverence. If one of these animes endeared you, the other will as well.
Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?
Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)
Hefty dose of comedy and romance. Both, for most of their runtime, are feel good animes, even if angel beats! has some very sad moments.
Angel Beats! and Toradora! are two heartwarming and hilarious shows with a unique and lovable cast of characters and amazing plots. If you liked one of these shows, you will most definitely enjoy the other
the two of em' are talking about a wonderful relationship between two students. Story is verry good, and they both have a nice screnery
Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?
Both deal with the idea of death, in Angel Beats! its an afterlife, in Shakugan no Shana, its coming to terms that the real you may already be dead, and that you are simply a replacement.
Plus both have quite a bit of action and can be serious at times.
Epic action? Character development? A good story?! Look no further, you've found what you're looking for! Both of these anime have plenty of those around.
SnS might focus a bit more on the action and AB! on the different characters, I think you will enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
Angel Beats! and Shakugan no Shana share numerous similarities. They take place after death, the male lead being guided by the tsundere heroine in both series. At the very beginning, the male lead is forced into a supernatural world, to which he must become accustomed to. They are also both a mix of school life, action, and comedy.
Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle-school student at Seikyou Private Academy, an institution known for mysterious occurrences. The boy quickly finds these rumors to be true when he meets Yuuko Kanoe, a beautiful, mischievous girl who quickly takes a liking to him... and happens to be a ghost who seemingly no one else can see! Unable to remember anything about her past, Yuuko enlists Teiichi’s help to discover the truth, and together they join the school's Paranormal Investigation Club. With fellow memebers Momoe and Kirie, the pair will investigate the many strange happenings around campus, including the shadowy circumstances surrounding Yuuko’s death.
Supernatural elements, mystery, ghosts who won't rest, twists in plot, comedy introducing the characters giving way to drama as we delve deep into their pasts. Both Tasogare Otome x Amnesia and Angel Beats! have all these in common. And they're both excellent shows in their own rights. If you enjoyed one, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other.
Both animes have a simular plot, and is very serious, but has a twist of humor and romance.
And of cause it is filled with charecters you cannot do nothing but love
It was hard for me to classify either of these shows into a single genre; both are a blend of school life, action, and something darker. The pace in both is similar, with the dark parts of the plot barely being hinted at until, in the end, dark truths are revealed.